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Time-Lapse Astronaut Photography of Earth - 2

by NASA

Published October 21, 2011


Dynamic Motion of Earth and Stars Captured by International Space Station Crew

The videos have been created by the Crew Earth Observations team at Johnson Space Center in Houston from a series of still images taken on board the International Space Station.


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Halfway Across the World
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 29 aboard the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken on Oct. 8, 2011, from 20:53:10 to 21:24:58 GMT, during a long pass from the mid-Atlantic Ocean between South America and Africa, ascending to the Balkan Peninsula, and finishing on a descending pass southwest toward the Solomon Islands.

Pass over Southeastern Asia
This video over Southeastern Asia was taken by the crew of Expedition 29 aboard the International Space Station. This sequence of shots was taken on Oct. 7, 2011, from 12:41:10 to 12:50:46 GMT, on an ascending pass from the island of Java to the northeast of Japan. Clouds fill most of the sky until the island of Japan approaches near the end of the sequence. Tokyo is brightly visible on the eastern-most side of the island.

Night views over the Mediterranean Sea
This video over the Mediterranean Sea was taken by the crew of Expedition 29 aboard the International Space Station. This sequence of shots was taken on Oct. 6, 2011, from 22:58:09 to 23:13:15 GMT, on an ascending pass from just west of the Strait of Gibraltar, over the Atlantic Ocean to northern Kazakhstan. The first significant landmark is the Strait of Gibraltar, separating Spain and Morocco. As the pass continues down the Mediterranean Sea, the Balearic Islands stand out in contrast to the water. Next, Corsica and Sardinia stand out before the Italian Peninsula.

Night Pass over Malaysia
This video showing night lights over Malaysia was taken by the crew of Expedition 28 aboard the International Space Station. This sequence of shots was taken on Aug. 21, 2011, from 19:33:05 to 19:38:05 GMT, on a descending pass from western Burma to just east of Malaysia on the South China Sea. The pass continues over the northern Balkan Peninsula, with the Black Sea standing out as a dark patch among city lights.

Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
This video over Central Africa and the Middle East was taken by the crew of Expedition 29 aboard the International Space Station. This sequence of shots was taken on Oct. 1, 2011, from 21:20:24 to 21:41:24 GMT, on an ascending pass from just southwest of Cote d'Ivoire in Africa to southern Russia.

Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
This video over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East was taken by the crew of Expedition 29 aboard the International Space Station. This sequence of shots was taken on Oct. 6, 2011, from 19:46:23 to 19:58:41 GMT, on an ascending pass from the Sahara Desert to western Kazakhstan. The rust color of the Sahara Desert is the first view in this video.

Day Pass through Western United States
This video over the Western United States was taken by the crew of Expedition 29 aboard the International Space Station. This sequence of shots was taken on Sept. 24, 2011, from 17:45:14 to 17:54:18 GMT, on a descending pass from just west of Washington state to the Gulf of Mexico, due east of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Day Pass Down the Red Sea
This video over the southeastern Mediterranean Sea and down the coastline of the Red Sea was taken by the crew of Expedition 29 aboard the International Space Station. This sequence of shots was taken on Sept. 17, 2011, from 12:14:25 to 12:24:55 GMT, on a descending pass from southern Greece to the Horn of Africa.


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